Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Six workers were sent to the hospital last Wednesday after an arc flash explosion at a Dortec Industries plant in Newmarket that manufactures door latches for vehicles. The arc blast was isolated to one manufacturing line and while the company is investigating the cause, they do not expect the incident to disrupt regular business as the blast did not cause any damage to equipment or building structure. Out of nine people injured, six were sent to the hospital and released the same day. The victims in this article are fortunate that their injuries were non-life-threatening.
To read more, please view the full article: http://www.cp24.com/news/explosion-at-newmarket-factory-sends-6-to-hospital-1.1261814. For more information on Arc Flash safety training, please visit our website: http://www.powerstudies.com/services.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Three workers are fighting for their lives at Rashid Hospital after suffering severe electrical burns in a site accident behind Wafi Mall on Sunday morning.
The victims, two electrical engineers and one supervisor, were testing some electrical panels when the accident happened ar around 11am. One of the engineers worked for ETA Ascon while the two others were outsourced by the ETA from another company.
According to an official from ETA Ascon, the victims reportedly forgot to remove the electrical cables of the previous panel from the machine tester they were using and plugged another set of cables from another panel causing the machine to explode.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Registration still open for e-Hazard Classes in Seattle!
There is still time left to register for the e-Hazard classes that are coming to the Seattle area! Please visit our website for more information!
Low Voltage Qualified & High Voltage Qualified Train-The-Trainer
February 18 - 21, 2013
(Early registration cut off is February 4th)
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety Training
February 18, 2013
High Voltage Qualified
February 18-19, 2013
(Low voltage qualified is a pre-requisite)
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety Training
Maple Valley, WA
April 2, 2013
(Taught by Robert Fuhr)
Power production stopped at Ice Harbor Dam near Burbank after two small fires were discovered at 9 a.m. Thursday.
The fires were inside two cabinets holding electrical components for two of the dam’s six generators, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Three generators were operating at the time.
Power for dam facilities stopped, but power was being pulled off the electrical grid within 30 minutes for basic facility operations. The navigation lock returned to service at 12:40 p.m.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Bob Fuhr receives PE License for Virginia!
In our ongoing effort to support our clients and improve our service, Bob Fuhr has received his Professional Engineering (PE) license for Virginia. Mr. Fuhr has PE Licenses for the following States and a Canadian Province.
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, and British Columbia.
If you have power system studies that are needed in these states, call PowerStudies.com today and request a quotation for your project. Let the team of PowerStudies.com perform the power studies for your projects and facilities.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
A POWER company has been fined £275,000 over the death of an electrical engineer.
John Higgins died from horrific injuries while carrying out maintenance work at an electricity sub-station.
As the 59-year-old UK Power Networks engineer worked on a piece of equipment, there was an explosion at the site in Chelmsford and he was engulfed in burning oil.
To read more, please click the link above.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Salt Lake City-based Certifit Inc. with two repeat and one serious violation from an August follow-up inspection for continuing to expose workers to fall and electrical hazards at the company’s San Antonio work site on Sonterra Boulevard. Proposed penalties total $71,500.
Please click the link above to read more.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
“Predictive Maintenance for Medium Voltage Switchgear above 4kV” is an article written by Bob Fuhr, founder and president of PowerStudies.com. This article discusses electrical equipment maintenance, specifically Partial Discharge measurements. Bob explains what PD is, the potential hazards it can cause, and how you can avoid hiring an expensive testing agency to measure PD levels in your facility. There are many advantages to continuous measurement of PD and you can read about them here on our website!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Arc Flash Energy Mitigation Techniques
“Arc Flash Energy Mitigation Techniques” is a new article written by Bob Fuhr, president and founder of PowerStudies.com. This article discusses the calculation of arc flash energy as well as what effects the calculations. Bob covers several aspects of Arc Flash mitigation including working distance, clearing times, and specialized equipment and sensors. He also discusses some of the new technologies that are available to reduce this workplace hazard. To read the article, please visit our website!
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited AAA Professional Lawn Care Inc. for seven alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards in connection with the July 30 death of a worker who was performing tree trimming work at 5 Country View Drive in Johnston. The worker was fatally shocked when the aluminum pruner he was using came into contact with an energized 7,200-volt overhead power line.
An investigation by OSHA’s Providence Area Office found that the employer failed to de-energize or ground the power line before the work was begun, as well as to provide protective shields, barriers or insulating materials to protect workers from shocks, burns or other electrical-related injuries. In addition, the pruner was not insulated and was used within 10 feet of the power line, the employee lacked both proper training and protective gloves, and the employer did not institute work practices to reduce the electrical hazard. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.
Please view the link above for the full story.